North Carolina Tar Heels: Chris Corchiani

Wolfpack not happy about ejections

February, 20, 2012
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There are always plenty of subplots when rivals North Carolina and NC State face each other. But if the crowd in Raleigh wasn't going to be revved up enough for Tuesday's re-match, here's another. ESPN.com's Andy Katz writes:
Against rival North Carolina on Tuesday night, North Carolina State will honor recently ejected alums Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani as part of a celebration involving the 1988-89 Wolfpack team.

Suffice it to say, Karl Hess is not invited.

The official who tossed Gugliotta and Corchiani from Saturday's game against Florida State worked Sunday night's South Florida-Pitt game for the Big East and the ACC has no plans to discipline him, only zinging him for not following proper procedure during the ejection.

No one claims he doesn't have the right to eject the Wolfpack legends for criticizing him, but Hess was supposed to go to the game manager, not security. Whether or not Hess works another NC State game at the RBC Center this season, no one may ever know since game officials aren't announced in advance. So any change could be made without the public's or school's knowledge.

Those involved in the bizarre incident say they have moved on, but not without unanswered questions.

Click here to read the rest of Katz' story.

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